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Coastal California’s Living Legacy: The Monterey Pine Forest

Articles: Coastal California’s Living Legacy: The Monterey Pine Forest

The Monterey pine, (Pinus radiata) is widely farmed as a timber tree with over ten million acres in cultivation in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, and Chile. This robust and expanding industry would seem to ensure the future of this economic resource, but those far-flung plantations depend on the genetic diversity of natural Monterey pine forests, which are limited in number and locale and are threatened by human development.

Conservationists dedicated to the vitality of this tree came together as The Monterey Pine Forest Watch to record the history and condition of natural Monterey pine forests.

The authors, with a long list of editors, photographers, artists, and financial contributors, have documented the fossil, natural, and human history of the Monterey pine and the current vulnerability of its ecosystem to disease and habitat shrinkage.

The book provides clear maps of the five natural Monterey pine forests and recounts the history of the trees at the three Central California coastal sites. This history begins thousands of years ago when Native Americans (Salinans and Ohlones) occupied the area, continues with the Spanish era through the 17th, 18th, and 1...

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